1. The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is committed to ensuring that every child has access to Grade R.
2. Circular 0037/2017 provided schools with information on accessing the Norms and Standards allocation letter on CEMIS, the Grade R per learner subsidy for 2018, the claims process with dates for submission and the use of the Grade R subsidy.
3. This minute serves as a reminder to all schools with Grade R of Circular 0010/2014 dated 25 March 2014 (Annexure B), as stipulated in paragraph 8: "A class size of more than 30 learners negatively impacts on the provision of quality education in a Grade R class. Schools are reminded that the maximum number of Grade R learners allowed per class is 30. Educator to Learner ration = 1:30."
4. Schools who enrol more than 30 learners per Grade R class will be contravening Regulation 9(2)(a) of the Regulations Relating to Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for Public School Infrastructure, published in Government Gazette No. 37081 of 29 November 2013.
5. The content of this minute must be brought to the attention of all involved in Grade R education at ordinary public, special and Early Childhood Development independent schools.

DATE: 2017:12:15

Annexure B  (size: 79 KB)